Tesla Electric Truck / Tesla electric truck 3 times more powerful than diesel truck, will run 805 KM after full charging

Zoom News : Dec 02, 2022, 07:24 PM
Tesla Electric Truck : Tesla has started the delivery of its electric semi truck. The company claims that this truck is 3 times more powerful than any diesel truck on the road. The truck can reach speeds of 0-60mph (97 km/hr) in 20 seconds. Its battery range is 500 miles (about 805 kilometers). Prices could start from $150,000 (roughly Rs. 1.21 crores).

First truck delivered to Pepsi

Company CEO Elon Musk delivered the first truck to soft-drink company Pepsi at an event held at the company's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. Pepsi ordered 100 trucks in December 2017, when the Tesla Semi was first revealed at an event. Other high-profile customers-in-waiting include Walmart and UPS. The truck was supposed to be delivered in 2019, but was delayed due to Corona.

future of trucking

Tesla has described the Semi as the future of trucking. Musk said at the event, 'You want to drive it. I mean, it looks like this thing came from the future. It's like a beast. It is actually like driving a normal car, not like driving a truck.'

Unique central seating has been given in this truck for better visibility. There's a console on the right with cupholders and a wireless phone charger, along with a large screen on either side. Apart from this, the company claims that the all-electric architecture reduces both rollover risk and cabin intrusion in case of an accident.

battery charge by braking

Traction control to prevent jackknifing (a large truck splitting in two and suddenly tilting dangerously to one side), regenerative braking to increase battery efficiency But the energy released is stored (i.e. it charges the battery) and there's an automatic clutch for seamless highway driving.

500 mile trip with 36.74 tons of cargo

Musk reported that one of the 8 semi-trucks had completed a 500-mile trip with 81,000 pounds (36.74 tons) of cargo. The trip took place from the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, to San Diego at the southern tip of the state. There was no need to recharge the battery during this journey.

Developed liquid-cooled charging connector

Musk also revealed during the event that Tesla has developed a new liquid-cooled charging connector capable of delivering 1 MW of direct current power. Musk said, 'It's also going to be used for the Cybertruck.' People have been waiting for this Cybertruck for a long time, whose production is expected to start by the end of 2023.

Many challenges before the electric truck

Major equipment makers such as Daimler, Volvo, Peterbilt and BYD are also working on their own electric long-holers. However, there are still enormous challenges to overcome before the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. It faces challenges ranging from weight restrictions to availability of convenient charging stations. Truck stops are also largely unprepared to meet the power needs of large batteries.